ClaretandHugh is too kind to declare where this one started.
But it gained credence pretty quickly among the Hammers fans that the Wolves loanee of last season was on his way back to the club permanently.
The story was assisted by manager Sam Allardyce’s announcement that ideally he would like another central defender despite the presence of Winston Reid, James Tomkins and James Collins along with Cheikhou Kouyate who can cover at the back.
Young Jack was very quick to clear up the story yesterday when tweeting emphatically: “Rumours of signing Johnson not true! Even thought he is a lovely man and we wish him all the best! I know he will do a great job somewhere